Health insurance companies and who they really contribute to

Posted: January 6, 2010 in National Health Care, Uncategorized
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The Democrats try hard to tell you that insurance companies and Republicans are in bed together. They always try to make it seem as if they don’t take any money either and they are the party of the people. This is a bunch of crap, and is a total lie!

So I thought it would be fun to inform, and piss you off at the same time. There is an amazing book out there called “The Blue Pages.” (ISBN: 978-0-9817091-4-7) It lists political contributions, by party, to every major company in every major sector of the US economy. Just as a teaser before we get started, the total amount of political contributions by these 15 following major health insurance companies is $9,136,510 and lobbying totals $60,181,929.

Aetna, Inc.

Democratic Contributions: $390,962

Republican Contributions: $336,795

Lobbying: $4,125,280

Assurant Health

Democratic Contributions: $180,900

Republican Contributions: $191,697

Lobbying: $3,556,000

Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Democratic Contributions: $1,543,570

Republican Contributions: $1,666,331

Lobbying: $25,586,969

CIGNA Corporation

Democratic Contributions: $164,635

Republican Contributions: $293,460

Lobbying: $2,481,436

Coventry Health Care, Inc.

Democratic Contributions: $49,000

Republican Contributions: $49,850

Lobbying: $1,300,000

Golden Rule

Democratic Contributions: $0

Republican Contributions: $256

Lobbying: $0

Health Net, Inc.

Democratic Contributions: $187,745

Republican Contributions: $124,723

Lobbying: $4,055,200

Health Partners, Inc.

Democratic Contributions: $47,744

Republican Contributions: $10,010

Lobbying: $104,962

Highmark, Inc.

Democratic Contributions: $9,300

Republican Contributions: $9,850

Lobbying: $574,137

Humana, Inc.

Democratic Contributions: $227,950

Republican Contributions: $375,900

Lobbying: $2,628,945

Kaiser Permanente

Democratic Contributions: $499,700

Republican Contributions: $78,702

Lobbying: $595,000

I find this one especially encouraging when you add in the facts that Kaiser has illegally canceled individual insurance policies, is currently being sued for nonpayment to emergency room treatment of HMO patients, and is being sued for discrimination against children with Autism. This company has the greatest disparity of contribution between the two parties, and it is skewed toward the Democrat party.

PacifiCare Health Systems

Democratic Contributions: $2,500

Republican Contributions: $5,100

Lobbying: $0

UnitedHealth Group, Inc.

Democratic Contributions: $954,813

Republican Contributions: $616,571

Lobbying: $9,774,000

Vanguard Health Systems

Democratic Contributions: $73,350

Republican Contributions: $61,600

Lobbying: $50,000

Wellpoint, Inc.

Democratic Contributions: $319,970

Republican Contributions: $663,526

Lobbying: $5,350,000

Out of curiosity, are you noticing a theme here? No one is being honest in this debate. This is why doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING until after 2010 is the right thing to do. We cannot, and should not trust these crooks in WADC.

So how does this break down over these 15 companies.

Contributions to Democrats: $4,652,139

Contributions to Republicans: $4,484,371

Total Lobbying: $60,181,929

This is not about health care reform. This current bill is about power, control, and I would assume for some making even more money at the expense of our continual bickering across party lines. The bottom line is this; we need to remove our rulers in WADC and put in citizen politicians we can trust. Real health care reform looks nothing like the crap that is being pushed through Washington. Doing something IS NOT better than doing nothing when you can’t trust those in power.

Donate to the political campaigns of those who are opposing the representatives that voted for this health care bill. In Missouri the three Democrats that must be defeated are Emanuel Cleaver, Russ Carnahan, and William Lacy Clay.

Jacob Turk is running against US Representative Emanuel Cleaver in Kansas City. You can donate to his campaign here: http://www.turkforcongress.org/

Ed Martin is running against Russ Carnahan over in St. Louis. You can donate to his campaign here: http://edmartinforcongress.com/

As far as I am aware there is no stated opponent for William Lacy Clay near St. Louis.

Freedom’s hour of need is upon us. Ignorance is not bliss, it’s dereliction of your civic duty. Will you be one of the many American’s who continue to stand idly by and place more emphasis on the small issues of your life, or will you acknowledge the bigger issues, get active and get involved? It does matter and you can make a difference.

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